If any of you have ever read my profile, you'll know that in addition to my horse-related activities, I am a karateka - a student of karate. (And if you haven't read my profile, well, now you know anyway.) I've been studying Koro Ken Karatedo for the last 6 years and have attained the rank of san-kyu (first degree brown belt); according to my Sensei (teacher - literally, "one who has gone before"), I'll soon be testing for second degree. It's a long, tough, wonderful journey ... and obviously you have to start somewhere.
In our dojo, it's considered the duty of the higher belts to help teach the beginners, and I used to help teach the kids' classes. I had to stop doing so when I started working full time, and it was probably for the best, since I'm not kid-centric and occasionally (though unintentionally) reduced a timid child to tears. So when I saw this video, I laughed so hard I nearly peed myself. It does look a bit like "Riverdance" with protective headgear, but at this age, they're doing well to be walking upright. Love those back-kicks!